Are smart roadsters any good?

The basic models have 698cc turbocharged engines that produce 80bhp. That doesn’t sound much, but when you consider that this Smart weighs less than 800kg, the power-to-weight ratio points to an energetic little roadster. Indeed, even the basic model is no slouch, but the ride is a little crunchy at higher speeds.

Are smart roadsters fast?

It was painfully slow – even the most powerful variant needed nearly 11 seconds to reach 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) and top speed was only 109 mph (175 kph). But you can’t expect more from a three-cylinder engine the size of handbag.

Why was the Smart Roadster discontinued?

Mechanical deficiencies began making themselves known right around 2005. Along with those issues were massive warranty claims that led to repair costs of up to £2,700 per vehicle. Suddenly the Smart Roadster was no longer a profitable car to manufacture.

What engine is in a Smart Roadster?

The Roadster is powered by 45 or 60 kW (61 or 82 PS) versions of the turbocharged 698cc 3-cylinder Suprex engine in the rear, which is engineered by Mercedes-Benz. The Roadster Coupé has only the more powerful 60 kW (82 PS; 80 hp) engine.

How safe is a Smart Roadster?

Given the level of safety provided by the Tridion cell, the smart roadster should provide at least decent protection in the event of a crash. Although the car was never tested by Euro NCAP, every smart roadster features ESP and ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution as standard.

Who makes the Smart Roadster?

Smart Roadster/Manufacturers

Will the Smart Roadster become a classic?

It was part of SMART’s original design philosophy to make the cars easy to own, even when worn out, and it still rings true today. Quirky, unusual and fun, the SMART Roadster has future classic written all over it.

How much does a Smart Roadster cost?

Smart Roadster Models Price and Specs The price range for the Smart Roadster varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $5,100 and going to $7,920 for the latest year the model was manufactured.

How safe is Smart Roadster?

How Fast Is Smart Roadster?

112 mph
With a top speed of 112 mph, the Smart roadster-coupé takes joint fifth place.